​Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Published Covid-19 guidance and resources for children’s services

ADCS is attempting to keep track of published guidance and new announcements from key government departments and agencies, such as the DfE, PHE, Ofsted and HMCTS, relating to the totality of children’s services (see tab one of of the spreadsheet, below). We’re also tracking and sharing useful practice guidance and resources from sector bodies and organisations (tab two of the spreadsheet, below).

Download this Excel spreadsheet detailing published Covid-19 resources, guidance and announcements relating to children’s services and local government (last updated 29 September 2020).

With thanks to the West Midlands ADCS support staff for their assistance in initially pulling this resource together.

Cafcass Covid-19 resources

Cafcass has published a webpage highlighting guidance for children and families. Find out more In particular the following guides will be of interest to ADCS members:

Shared Covid-19 resources from local areas

Guidance, tools and other resources from LAs and other organisations which can be shared with other LAs will be posted on this webpage. Please send any suggestions / submissions to

Remote assessment template

An assessment template developed by a small group of practitioners to present evidence gathered via remote means to the courts, download editable document

Advice for Gypsies and Travellers re: C19

Advice available from the Travellers Times website and pdf doc. View document

Child friendly explanation of Coronavirus

A pdf which will be helpful for explaining the virus to children. View document

Visible leadership during Covid-19

A presentation for managers to help them support their teams by Essex County Council, view document.

Parent and Pupil Resources for Education at home

A useful list of links to key resources for parents and pupils for educating at home from Essex County Council. View resource

Coronavirus multilingual hygiene and prevention materials

Walsall Council has shared a suite of information providing signposting to multilingual advice and a range of hygiene posters and leaflets in a number of languages. We are happy to add to this resource with materials developed in other languages. Find out more

Top tips for working at home

10 top tips to promote resilience whilst working at home from Hertfordshire and Norfolk County Councils, find out more.

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